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Sun May 17, 2015, 12:28 AM

North Carolina To Teachers: No Free Speech For You! | Crooks and Liars

This has probably already been posted but I thought it should get more exposure in Labor & Education groups. x p

North Carolina To Teachers: No Free Speech For You! | Crooks and Liars


Some public school teachersó no doubt tired of buying their own school supplies and grading a bunch of incorrigible kidsí papers written in textspeak and generally being the most disrespected government employees in the stateóhave taken to demonstrating their commitment to public schools by wearing red for ed. For education that is, and they are heroes to be teaching in North Carolina instead of fleeing to the private sector like so many education tax dollars, or to Texas.

And now, under Senate Bill 480, their support for public education could earn them a Class 1 misdemeanor, because supporting public education is being considered a political view. Thatís the equivalent of simple assault, or robbing a vending machine. Just wearing a red shirt in the classroom to say you support education.

As Melissa Geil, a freelance writer and English teacher writes in a blog post for Women AdvaNCe, the law makes sense in theory. You donít want your kidís teacher espousing political views in class or otherwise doing something on the taxpayerís dime that theyíre not being paid to do.

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bluestateguy May 2015 #1

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Sun May 17, 2015, 12:41 AM

1. Of course the proposed law is bullshit

But my views are a little out of the mainstream.

If I had my druthers, I'd repeal the Hatch Act too.

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